Friday, December 08, 2006
Christmas Shopping as Ministry
If you are still Christmas shopping, consider making your holiday purchases from merchants that support family or Christian values. My journalism students have researched a series called Clear Conscience Christmas Shopping and posted it over at the Credo Chronicler.
The first article, Clear Conscience Christmas Shopping : Online analyzes online merchants according to their support for family values, listing dozens of merchants and products from airline tickets to online department stores. The second Clear ConscienceChristmas Shopping: Got Values? connects you to merchants whose products support Christian missions or provide an economy to oppressed peoples through Christian ministries. The final article Clear Conscience Christmas Shopping: You Had to Be There tells you what to expect when you shop at three major retailers which have a history of hostility to the Christ in Christmas.
Let's enrich the brothers in our celebrations, and make this a merry season for widows and orphans across the world as well as next door.